I finished up Pete's Trekking socks today. Pete has given them the stamp of approval and I figured he would since he chose the yarn and decided upon the height of the top portion and such. The Trekking I used was color 66. This is the first time I used Trekking XXL and overall I was pleased. It is a bit inelastic though and near the end I had some ugly knots coming out of the center pull skein. I had a lot left over despite the large man sized socks, which will be good for later darning. Here's a shot of them laid out on the office floor:
Manly colors are not easy to photograph. They are pretty dark, so your monitor is not decieving you. And so I remember -- I used Crystal Palace Bamboo dp's size 2US. And I used my usual sock pattern (which is based on Yankee Knitter Designs' "Classic Socks for the Family" which is a great all purpose sock pattern), casting on 64 stitches.
Can I resist the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Irving Park? I think not.